AIA Dayton Scholarship Recipients

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2018

AIA Dayton has awarded three scholarships to deserving recipients in the Miami Valley. The awards went to Allison Trittschuh, Audra Menges, and Kemet Floyd. Allison, Audra and Kemet were awarded a total of $4,000 in scholarship monies through the AIA Dayton Architectural Scholarship Foundation. The awards were made possible through a matching grant from AIA National .The awards were announced at the July 16 AIA Dayton Golf Outing, which raises funds for the scholarships through the sale of golf mulligans. Kemet Floyd and members of his family attended the Golf Outing dinner and were recognized. Ms. Trittschuh was in Pittsburgh for an architectural internship for the summer, and Ms. Menges was at a softball tournament in Florida at the time of the golf outing. To read bios of the scholarship winners, click here.

Allison Trittschuh

Allison Trittschuh is a 2016 graduate of Oakwood High School and is currently attending Virginia Polytech Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, as a College of Architecture and Urban Studies major.  She is an Architectural Intern at Earl Reeder Associates, doing computer drawings for renovations and additions and documenting construction information and code verification.  She is also the Vice President and a member of the editorial team of Studio Collective, the official design journal of the School of Architecture + Design, and a member of the AIAS chapter.  In her off time, she is a dancer with the Ballet Project at Virginia Tech, teaching and taking ballet and choreographing shows. Allison says that “After getting a bachelor’s degree in architecture with a focus in architectural history, I would love to work toward a master’s degree and potentially a PhD so that I can work as a professor.”  Allison is spending the summer in Pittsburgh as an Architectural Intern.

Audra Menges

Audra Menges is a 2018 graduate of Miamisburg High School with Honor’s Path college credits from Sinclair Community College and Wright State University.  She will be attending Judson University in Elgin, Illinois, in the fall, pursuing a master’s degree in architecture, while playing on the university’s softball team. While in high school, Audra was the newspaper photographer, played varsity softball, and was a member of Impact Girls Ministry, Elevate Youth Group and SWO Teen Bible Quizzing.   Audra says “ While my favorite method of design is drawing, I do enjoy putting my designs into three dimensional objects.  I also love learning how to make art on a computer screen.  Through high school, I have had many of my art pieces featured at art shows in my hometown.”  Audra is currently in Florida with her family at a softball tournament.

Kemet Floyd

Kemet Floyd is a graduate of Northmont High School and will be a fifth-year student at Kent State University in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design.  He is working as a manager assistant at the Digital and Fabrication Lab, supervising students using woodshed materials and CNC cutter. He is a member of the National Organization for Minority Architecture Students and the National Society of Leadership and Success.  He was an architectural intern at Ware Malcolmb in 2017.  Kemet says “Right now, in my college studies, I am learning how to develop good study habits and time management skills that will be needed in my graduate studies.  I am hoping it will make my transition into a master’s program go smoothly.”

2017

Jenna Demeter

Jenna Demeter of Springfield was awarded a $2,000 scholarship by the Dayton Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Each year, AIA Dayton awards scholarships to outstanding students from the Dayton/Miami Valley Region. Jenna Demeter is a 2017 graduate of Springfield High School. Jenna will begin her architecture studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville this fall. While attending Springfield High School, Jenna served as the National Honor Society President, captained the varsity tennis squad and held the position of chairperson for the Springfield High School Blood Drive for two years. These are just a few of the accomplishments Jenna completed while carrying a 4.62 Weighted Grade Point Average.

Jenna was awarded the $2,000 Scholarship through the AIA Dayton Architectural Scholarship Foundation, made possible with a matching grant from AIA National.

2016

Alissa Cook, a 2016 Miamisburg High School graduate; and Anna Kick, a member of the Class of 2018 School of Architecture and Interior Design Program at the University of Cincinnati have been selected to receive the AIA Dayton Architectural scholarship. Ms. Cook was awarded a $2,000 scholarship and Ms. Kick received a $1,000 scholarship. AIA Dayton was awarded a $1,000 matching grant from the American Institute of Architects in support of the scholarship program.

Alissa Cook

Alissa Cook is a 2016 Miamisburg High School graduate and a College Credit Plus Student (CCP) at Sinclair Community College and at the University of Dayton. CCP gives students the opportunity earn college credit before graduating high school. Alissa was a member of the National Honor Society and a three-year varsity athlete in bowling, holding team and individual records. She established a Student Mentorship Program to connect freshman students with seniors, writing the guidelines for student mentors and working with the school administrators for approval. She was also an elementary math tutor. Alissa will be studying architecture at Miami University in Oxford in the Fall 2016.

Anna Kick

Anna Kick is a member of the Class of 2018 School of Architecture and Interior Design Program at the University of Cincinnati. She was a member of AIAS Cincinnati her freshman year, was her residence hall president her freshman then treasurer her sophomore years, and is currently a member of the Fashion and Architecture Band and the UC Hepcats Swing Dance Club. She graduated from Centerville High School in 2014 with honors.Anna is currently in a co-op program at CESO Inc, an engineering and architecture firm specializing in site development, survey, transportation and utility infrastructure in Dayton, creating construction documents for both commercial and residential buildings.

2015

The Dayton Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is pleased to announce its 2015 Architecture Scholarship recipient. Thanks to a matching grant from AIA National, AIA Dayton awarded a $2,000 scholarship to one outstanding student from the Dayton/Miami Valley Region.

Megan Gill

Megan is a 2010 graduate of Butler High School in Vandalia and a 2014 graduate of Bowling Green State University. She is a student at Washington University in St. Louis. This is Megan’s second year for receiving the award.

2014

Anna Kick

he Dayton Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is pleased to announce its 2014 Architecture Scholarship recipients. Thanks to a matching grant from AIA National, AIA Dayton awarded a total of $3,000 in scholarships to two outstanding students from the Dayton/Miami Valley Region.The recipients are Megan Gill and Jared Schroeder.Megan is a 2010 graduate of Butler High School in Vandalia and a 2014 graduate of Bowling Green State University. She is currently employed at Brown & Bills Architects and has been accepted and will attend Washington University in St. Louis in the fall.Jared graduated from Dominion Academy of Ohio in 2014. He was the 2014 AIA Dayton Art in Architecture Student Design Award winner, and runner-up in 2013. Jared will attend the University of Cincinnati in the fall

2013

Claire Dynes

AIA Dayton awarded a total of $2,000 in scholarships to two outstanding students from the Dayton/Miami Valley Region.Claire Dynes, a 2013 graduate of Tippecanoe High School was awarded a $1,000 scholarship.  Claire, daughter of Ronald and Diane Dynes, will begin her architecture studies at the University of Cincinnati this fall.  Ryan Craft, a 2013 graduate of Covington High School and son of Roger and Lisa Craft, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship.  Ryan will also begin his architecture studies at the University of Cincinnati.

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